Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

National Sep 26, 2018

Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

by Chisato Tanaka

A record 103 Japanese universities made it onto this year's Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list, with the nation's two top universities — the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University — moving up in the standings. According to THE, the country's top institution, ...

Higher education keeps overreaching

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 8, 2017

Higher education keeps overreaching

by Philip Brasor

Since the mid-2000s, the number of Japanese people who turn 18 in a given year has remained constant at about 1.2 million. That will change with the high school graduating class of 2018, which will be smaller than the class of 2017. This eventuality, though ...

National Sep 15, 2016

Japan ranks second-lowest in education spending among OECD countries

Japan's public spending on education ranked the second-lowest among 33 comparable countries, a report for 2013 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found. Narrowly avoiding a repeat of 2012 when it placed last, the report, released Thursday, found the nation's ratio of educational ...

Narisawa in Tokyo retains second spot in Asian restaurant rankings

National Mar 1, 2016

Narisawa in Tokyo retains second spot in Asian restaurant rankings

French restaurant Narisawa in Tokyo retained the second spot on the list of the top 50 restaurants in Asia for the third consecutive year. William Reed Business Media Ltd., the organizer of the ranking, announced this year's list Monday in Bangkok. Indian restaurant Gaggan in Bangkok ...

National Sep 9, 2015

Japan ranks eighth in global survey on well-being of elderly

Japan was rated eighth in a global ranking of the social and economic well-being of elderly people in a survey released Wednesday. It lagged Switzerland, which topped the list, and a number of other European countries and Canada. However, it came first in the health category ...

World / Science & Health Jan 7, 2015

DASH named best overall diet for fifth year: report

The DASH diet, rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, has been named the best overall diet for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Weight Watchers and the Mediterranean diet, U.S. News & World Report said on Tuesday. DASH, which was developed to lower blood ...